10 Facts About Whiplash

1. In a series of recent human volunteer crash tests of low speed rear impact collisions, it was reported that the threshold for cervical spine soft tissue injury was 5 mph (delta V) 2. Other reports have shown that crashed cars can often withstand collision speeds of 10 mph or more without sustaining damage. Thus:…

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Does Diet Make a Difference with Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a complex condition that includes widespread symptoms of muscle and joint pain, where everything seems to ache and is associated with severe exhaustion and fatigue.  It affects up to 4% of the population (woman > men), with no known cause or known cure.  With these facts, it’s not surprising that many sufferers…

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) – Exercise Options

There are many exercise options for Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).  This is because CTS is a “cumulative trauma” condition where repetitive motion results in overuse and subsequent injury to multiple areas in the upper extremities.  Most exercises address the forearm, wrist and hand as well as the neck, shoulder, and elbow, depending on the extent…

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Low Back Pain and the Hamstrings

Have you ever considered how important your hamstrings muscles are in relationship to the low back?  Most people do not think about those tight muscles on the back of the upper leg / thigh as having much to do with low back pain (LBP).  However, it is one of the most important muscles groups to…

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